Renewed campaign against Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor for her refusal to attend the opening of the Liberia Legislature has seen journalists being used to attack her person.
The Veep turned down invitation to the event and outlined reasons for her boycott that included being denied her benefits as vice President in a recent interview she granted the media.
Madam Howard-Taylor has reportedly been denied several of her benefits including personal security protection, her monthly salary and vehicles among others as Vice President.
Her action has however incurred the chagrin of her staunch opponents who have set their attack ‘dog’ after her.
Monrovia-based private radio station, Freedom FM on Wednesday launched unprovoked invectives against the Veep’s person with the host, Sekou V. Shariff, using abusive words to describe her in blatant disregard to journalistic ethics.
Incidentally, the radio station is owned by none other person than the Deputy National Security Agency (NSA) Boss, Sam Siryon.
FrongPageGhana has gathered that relationship between Vice President Howard-Taylor and President George Weah has become strained though the two deny such bad blood.
In one of the recent attacks, the Vice President was described as a dismantled old car in a forgotten garage.
The level of disunity among government officials has become so intense it is an open secret in Liberia.
People close to the President have waged a campaign to discredit the Vice President in a subtle attempt to push her out of the government.
Political watchers have argued the ongoing friction is founded on fears her opponent have for Madame Howard Taylor’s outstanding education.
This is a threat to many president-wannabes in the Weah Government who see her as a qualified person to potentially lead the country eventually, or may not have certain benefits not due them but by grabbing.
In a recent interview with FrontPageAfrica, the Vice President insisted she has no problem with President Weah but admitted some persons close to the President have not seen eye-to-eye with her.
Madam Howard Taylor in the interview revealed that at a point in time she had wanted to resign from the position, but have to stay because Liberians still expect her to do what she promised to support the President to deliver.
She said, “I am not a quitter, and will not squander the votes of the millions of people who voted me also into office”.